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Planning the Perfect Sales Meeting

By | May 27th, 2015|Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

There are two kinds of meetings: important ones and really important ones. And considering that your entire sales team may get together only once a year or more, the sales conference is often the highest-profile meeting you plan.

Three Lessons From an Experienced Event Planner

By | January 15th, 2015|Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Michelle Eggert, CMP, CDS If your event planning approach is anything like mine, I start contemplating how to improve my next event even before the current one is over. So you can imagine after 20-some years in the event planning business (but who’s counting?), I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks that have served my clients well. I thought I’d share my top three—plus a bonus tip—whether you’re new to the profession or you’ve got 1,000 events on your resume. Let”s get started! Read on. […]

Can’t-Miss Catering Trends of 2015

By | October 29th, 2014|Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Let’s face it. One of the most important parts of any event is the food. Great dishes can make a good event an even bigger success, and distinctive offerings can set the tone for your gathering. Much like fashion and music, catering trends change with the seasons. So, what can we expect for catering trends in 2015? Monona Catering is current on the great food and beverage options that will appear this coming year. […]

Four Tools to Simplify Event Planning

By | June 30th, 2014|Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

If you’ve ever planned an event, you’ve learned early on (and perhaps the hard way!) that it’s never a “one-and-done” process. No matter the size, there are a lot of moving parts and considerations to take into account. Sometimes you need a helping hand. via Pro Party Planner Recently, we looked at a few simple apps that can be immensely helpful in the planning, execution and follow-up stages of your event. Technology changes fast. There have been some great updates and new offerings for planning tools; here you’ll find an up-to-date list. […]

Three details every bride should know before the big day

By | May 7th, 2014|Weddings|

Krakora Studios There are obvious questions you need to have answered before your wedding, such as where the wedding will be, the number of guests and the color of the bridesmaids’ dresses. But there are other important details that should be squared away with the venue well before the big day, information that often goes overlooked until the last moment. Read on to make sure you’re getting this essential information. […]

Prevent Three Common Event Emergencies

By | July 29th, 2013|Meeting Services and Coordination|

As we’ve all experienced, life rarely goes exactly according to plan. Inevitably, the unexpected will rear its head, often at the most inopportune times. The same can be said for planning events and meetings. From “Oh, so the presenter does have a PowerPoint presentation?” to “I can’t have gluten, eggs or peanuts,” here are the best ways to prepare for and prevent common event mishaps. […]

Top Five Ways Color Can Make Your Wedding Unforgettable

By | March 6th, 2013|Weddings|

Planning your wedding can be stressful. There are a lot of moving parts, which, in the end, all need to work together in order to make your wedding a success. A key part of your wedding is color choice. The right color coordination can make a wedding. The wrong wedding color schemes have the opposite effect. […]

Avoid Day of Event Surprises. Be Proactive!

By | May 17th, 2012|Tips For A Successful Meeting|

If there is one thing you don’t want in an event you’re planning, it’s surprises. Concerns about unexpected expenses, missing audiovisual equipment, rooms that feel too large or too small for the number of attendees you have – all may be keeping you up at night as you plan an event. But they needn’t be. The most important step for mitigating unwelcome surprises: event planning. And remember, you’re not alone. Outline the important details of your event before meeting with an event coordinator at your potential or chosen location. When signing on with a team like the one at Monona Terrace you can rest assured knowing a dedicated event coordinator is there as your partner throughout the remainder of the planning process. […]